Saturday, June 13, 2015

Tank You, Dad and a Watercolored Flower

Hi Friends!

Long post alert. 

Did you see Kristina Werner's Tank you, Dad shaker card here? I thought she did a great job with it and I was inspired to make a version. I don't own the letters or the Lawn Fawn stamp set she used, but I didn't let that stop me! I found a similar style of lettering on the Artiste cartridge for my Cricut (cut at 3/4 inch) and I own the Paper Smooches version of fish stamps called Surf and Turf. 

And here is my version of the card. Mine is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2.  I think that is called standard size?

Close up so you can see some of the sequins I used. I also used Wink of Stella on the white space of the letters, but the camera didn't pick it up. I almost wanted to add something to the white frame, but was too afraid I would mess it up and didn't want to have to start that over again.

It was a fun card to make. I took my time and let it dry before adding to the background('m learning patience with watercolor techniques). I used the freezer paper method of masking that Kristina showed and it worked very well, I think. I will have to remember that!

The images are colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I didn't used odorless mineral spirits to blend this time.  Even though I used two layers of foam tape, the loose fish pieces still stick. Might be smart to add a third layer. Oh well. I think Steve will like this card that will be from the girls next weekend.

And here is my second card. I keep seeing these card where the image is heat embossed and then watercolored inside the lines. My friend, Barb's work really inspires me. So I sat down to play a bit yesterday. I heat embossed the stamps from an old June, 2013 Stamp of the Month Close To My Heart flower set called A Flowering Bunch with Versamark Dazzle Champagne ink and clear embossing powder. I might try this again with white embossing powder. Then I used Pear ink for the leaves and Vineyard Berry for the flower. I squeezed the ink onto the inside of the lid and picked up the color with a wet brush. I like the variations in color I was able to get. I originally was going to try to use different colors of pink, but in the end liked the variations of the single color best. 

I tried to get a close up to show the Wink of Stella I added to the images, but my darn camera didn't pick up the sparkle. 

The background stencil is one I picked up at Joann. I used Blush ink . The thank you is from Lawn Fawn and the die is Spellbinders. 

The sparkling sequins are a super happy mail surprise from my friend Alanna
Thank you SO much, sweet friend! Made my day!

That's it from me today. 
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a happy day.



Darnell J Knauss said...

These are both superb, Jeanne! I give you an A+ for rocking Kristina with your Dad's card and I actually love the wide white frame around it. It gives the blue dimension and makes it look like an aquarium. It is really a fun shaker theme!! And your watercoloring inside the embossing makes your floral card soooo pretty! The camera didn't pick up the shine, but it did pick up the great job you did with the painting!! Hugs, Darnell

Barb said...

BRAVO, my friend! You have done an OUTSTANDING job on both of these cards! Your shaker is just too adorable! I LOVE all the fishes. And your watercolored piece is gorgeous! Are those Pretty Pink Posh sequins I spy? :) Aren't they yummy?! That Alanna is a real sweetheart! Looks to me like you can add watercolorist to your long list of crafty know hows. You seem to have this coloring medium well in hand. I look forward to seeing more watercolored creations.

And as always, thank you so much for the shout out! You're a sweetie.

Barb :)

KayM said...

Oh wow!! Your fishy shaker card is ADORABLE!! You did a fantastic job on it! I'm going to have to go check out Kristina's card, because that looks like fun to make! So colorful! The embossed watercolor card is SO pretty! Wow! I love this technique and don't do it near enough! You have inspired me! Love the stenciling on the background too! It really sets off the flower! Beautiful work my friend! ((Hugs))

Sharli Schaitberger said...

You've been so creative!! Steve will LOVE the shaker card! The girls did a fab job on it and I love the theme!
The second card made me gasp! It is so lovely! I am very partial to the watercoloring right now (a phase or a new love?!) and I even have that stamp somewhere (never been used)! As usual, you are inspiring!!

Pop's Cards said...

These are both so so pretty I love the first one such a fun card in gorgeous colours, I love shaker cards, the second one is so soft and pretty too, hugs Pops x

Alanna said...

What fun cards. I love the tank you card. So super cute. And the second card is gorgeous and even more gorgeous in person. I'm glad you were able to put the sequins to good use. Thanks for the sweet shout out. Hope you have an awesome weekend.

cm said...

Jeanne - your cards are nothing shy of awesome! Your fish shaker card: oh my! Absolutely adorable, absolutely artistic, absolutely guaranteed to impress your husband immensely! Way toooooo much fun! Your water-coloured flower card is swoon-inducing! Beautifully coloured and the stenciling the background couldn't be more perfect as the backdrop for this lovely image. In're creativity truly is inspiring!